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!THR DIHI'ATC'H FOUNDED 18R0. AVIIOLE NUMBER 17,730, RIOHMOND, VA., SATTJRBAY, DECEMBER 5, 1908. PRICE TWO CENTH, EIIITEEI Ll LOSTIIIHE GILF Great Lakcs Steamcr Goes Down With AU on Board. ON WAY TO NEW YORK TO BE OVERHAULED Had Rcccntly Been Sold and Was to Go on tl>e Linc Between New Orleans and Tcxas Ports. The Wrcckagc Fourid Leaves Little Doubt. ST. JOH.VS, N. F? December 4.? Vrc^kugn whlch lias come ashore at Curie Hay leaves llttle room for doubt tliat tlia sturdy llttlo ateamer So>> city. whlch for twenty years plled aa an ??xtursion rensc-1 on t!?*? Qreat Lakee, wonl down with hcr cfew ln the mldat ?>( the Kale tbat lashed the Now Foundland coast for two dnya tlilw week. The ateamer v,as ln conummd of Captaln John Dil lon, of Brooklyn, who m forrnerly commander of the Unlted Btatei gov crnment transport .Mis-mrl. A -,'.'?? and three smaii chlldren awalted hls return horne. The exact numbcr of the crew is ln doubt- It is known, how cver, that no less than elghteen men wcro on board. The Soo Clty was roccntly sold by the Indlana Transportatlon C'ompany to Feiix Jackaon, of Velaeco, Tex., and was belng t.iken to New Orleans. whcre lt had been planned to put her ln aervlcc between that clty and Texan porta. she carrled no paaaengera. She was to be flrst overhauled ln New York. and for that purpote had been con Mgned to Agent T. H. Franklin, of New York. Snllrd rrom MUhlgan Clty. The Soo Clty ?alled from Michigan Clty on November ;.-t. and reaehed Ogdenaburg, n. v., November tlth. ai i . v. Doority. of Mllwaukee, bul al Ogdensburg the commaitd was turned o\fr to Captaln Dlllon. Sfte waa laal reported at Quebec November 14th. a week later. when nothing had beer f.-i*. - listed niu<" Xlf-ts !;. inlaalng, The ateamcr'i ?John Casey, of Chlcag' known membera of th< Second mate. Angua <atro; flrst englneer, wkk. Michigan Clty, ingiri"i>r, N. J. Duncan, Chlcag Jamea Anderao'n, Montagm ollera, Krank Keliy, Alpena, J Oeorge Brown, Chlcago; V kge among th? flrst mate was and the othei crow follow: Mclntyre, Cht Charlea tt'ar Ind.; eeconc purser To-day a deck rabin and flttlng* am alxteen llfe preaervera came ashore They all bore the name "Soo Clty" oi other raarks tdentlfytng them as be longlng t0 the Lake ateamer. Inirinj the day llfe bUOya, deck boards anc other gear unqueatlonably belonglnj to the steamcr were waahed ln. Storm Waa Se-rere. The storm that wrecked th?> Sor Clty waa one of the sevorest of re cent years. lt began Tucsday nlgh with a northerly gale that contlnuec for forty-elght hours, assumlng a tlmes the proportlons of a biizzard The same gale caught and drove t< pieces no less than ten Xew Found!an< fi.shlng vesselB, and whlle aeven of thi crews escaped, three, with a total o seventeen persons, perished. It li figured that the Soo City was eaugh ln the Gulf of St. Lawrence when thi storm was at Its height. The Soo Clty was of J438 tons net and was bullt at West Bay Clty, Mich, ln 18SS. She was valued at $3d,O00 and halled from Chicago. From thi flrst she was used as an excuraioi steamer on Lakes Huron and Michlgan and usually carrled a crow of nventy elght men. When she was sont a wa' she carrled only about half the ordl nary erew, but thls number was aug mented at ports whore a call wa: rnade. MALTSTERS ARE LUCKY CIiiiIriiMin I'ayne Tellx 'I'liem ^Vot t> I.imiU' for \ay Fovnni. WASH1NGTON, D. C, December 4. The various sectlons of the tarlff an: miscellaneons matters were conslderei by the House Ways and Means Com mitteo to-day. Charlea L. Feltman, representlng thi Bufialo Maltaters' Assoclation, appearei before the commlttee to urge free tradi ln barley. "You would be luoky if w compromlsed and gave youadutyof ]i cents per bushel instead of free entry,' sald Cnalrman Payrie, "That would g-u-, the govetntnent good reventie." Frank S. Henry, of Buft'alo, askei thnt the provlslon for the drawbacl or\ wheat ami flour be extended, Meya C. Goldman, of New York, deslred tht theatrlcal scenery be speclflcally men tloned ln the tarlff law. Dlrector North, of tho Census, wh'i notlfled Chuirman Payne that he wouli gladly appear to testlfy under oath re gardlng hls connectlona with tarlf leglslatlon, was Invited to appear be fore the commlttee to-day or to-mor row. He replled that he would ratha appear when the committee aliall hav> gecured a'uthority to admlnlater oath. John M. Peters. of New York, secre tary of the Natlonal Assoclation of 1m porters, Hpoke on the sectlon of th admlnlstratlve act of the tarlff lai applylng to undervaluatlons. Gordon S. Morse, of Detrolt, aske lhat hlgher duty-bo imposcd on gaso lene marlne englnea Imp'orted Into th Phlllppine Islanda from every coutitr but. the Unlted States. Itepresentatlva Wllllam Q, Loverlnc Republlcan, of Taunton, Mass., offero aqvoral amendments to the prnser drawhack provlslons, clalmlng that th law has been found to have certaln df fects whlch tend to llmlt Its usefu: neas. Orilcred to Savannab, WA3HINGTON, D. C, Docember 4. Colonel G. O. Anderson. coast artlller corps, actlng: tnapector-general, hs been ordered to asw.tine comnmnd i the mllltary poat and tho artllleiy dh trlct of Savannah, with headiiuartei at Fort Scrlven, Ga. He wlll go to Fort Scrlven Immi dlately upon being rolleyed from dul \n the Departmont of Callfomla. DISCUSS ARBITRATION \ merlcnii MIllllIK I ipimri'iM ( i.n?lilcrril Thla HhMit III > i-Mti-r<ln.\'M Sennlon, PlTTSBURQi PA., December ?.?Ar? bitratlon was the thomo at to-nlght'a aeaalon of the Amcrlcan Mlning Con grp*a. Prealdeni T. U LeWIa, of the Unlted MIne Workera of America, made tho 0P( ulriK addrefa, taltlnK the Ktand that arbitratlon Ih whlch a thlrd party or oUtaldera had to be utillzed waa un gatlifactory and falled to bring about pertnanent aettlement, but that arbi? tiatlon ln whlch employer and employo gf t together and between themfselves ??djust thelr dlfferentea did rnore ror College, Worceater, MaBe., former Unlted Statea Commlaaloner of i.abor, prepared an addreas tO be dellvered to-nlght, but waa unahlo to be prea 'tit. Hb aent hia nddreaa. however, whlch waa given to tho publto through tha aecretary of the eongreas. Mr. Lewia apoke on "Arbitratlon as a Factor ln the Mlning Induatry." He aald arbitratlon haa dona more than atrlkea to promote the welfare of tha mltfera and to glve atablllty to the lndn.?try, but stnted that arbitratlon Had falJed to p'tmanontly aettle the laauea ln tho anthracite flelds and ln Alabama. The congress adopted a resolutlon oppoalng tne freo Importatlon of zlnc orea into thla country, and urging a duty aurnclently hlgh to protect Arocr Icnn producera. also expreaatng aym pathy for the aurvlvlng depcndents of the victlms of the Marlanna mlne dla aater, and for the company that had done ao much to rnake Its Jmlnen aaftt There waa a Ken<-ral dlactis.sion on conaervatlon, the pres^nt waate and the proventlon of accldents. Governor Dawaon, of Weat virginla. ln n reaolutlon, advocated more care ln flrlnjr ahote ln the mlne, and the em ployment of experienced rnlners ln Btead of foreiffn workmen. who nev.-r Baw a mlne bcfore comlng to thla country. MR. CAMPBELL CHOSEN I'linl. ?hr Orxiuilrntliin to FlRht the Amrrlrmi Tubuceo Compniiy. [Spcclal to Th.: Tlme?-Oi?P3tch.] cincinnati. OHIO, December 4.?A meetlng of the leading indeper.dent to i.. inanufa' turers 3f the Unlt?'d Statea waa held here thla afternoon, and Ht> a result there wlll be a three cornered ilght in the future for the bur ley tobaceo crop. The tndependents or ganized prlnclpally to Ilght the trust the Amerlcan Tobaceo Company, but the Soclety of Efiuity wlll also come lri for lts ahare. H Igfa i-ampbell, of the Unlted StateF Toba>->- Company, lilchmond. Va., was made cbalrman of the temporary or ganlzatlon, an<l It. 1' V. halen. of tlu Whalen Tobac-o Company, Roehestcr N. Y.. wa? elected aecretary. The dls trlt.ution of the 20,00u.u0U pounds ol burlev allotted the lndependenta wa? also made. Other Richmond repre?entatives her< are W. T. Reed, Lcurua & Brother Com? pany, T. M ("arrlngton, Caswell & Car REVOLUTION IS ON ! Former Ylce-Prenldent Prudeaclo Alfari I.emln liiaurxrnt* ln SnnSnlvndor. ' MANAGUA, NICARAGUA, Uccembe : 4.?Xt 1? reported here that a revolutloi ! has begun ln Salvador under the lead letship of former Vice-Prcsldent Pru denclo Alfaro and the cltles of Ahua Ichlpan, Aluhatan and Santana havi | been captured by the revolutionlsts. ? A dispatch from San Salvador De i rember 1st sald that a plot to over throw the government of Preslden Flgueroa had been fru&trated, and raar tlal la-.v proclaimed. The revolutionar; movement, the dispatch added, had lt orlRin ln the departmfent of Sonsonat ln the aouthweatern part of Salvador and many persons well known ln po Htlcal clrcles who were opposed ti the government had been Imprlsoned. INLAND WATERWAY Conventlon Plnnii to Conucet the III' Grnndc and the Rllaaiaatppl. NEW ORIjEANS, L.A., December 4. Between 200 and 300 delegates gatherei here to-day ln attendance upon th fourth annual conventlon of the Inter state Waterwaya League, whlch ha for Rh object the construction of ai Inland waterway from the Rlo Grand Rlver to the Mlsslsslppl. It ls planned to connect and dredg to sufflclent depth all of the rlver and bodies of water lylng just lnsld the Loulslana and Texas coasts. i government appropriatlon has resulte In a portlon of the work belng com pleted already, and a further appro prlatlon wlll be asked of Congrcss. FOR SELLING QUAIL ITotcI Slen ln South. Cnrollna Plea CiulHy aud Are Flned. CHARLESTON, S. C, December 4. One restaurant and two hotel keeper to-day pleaded guilty to violatlng th State game law in selllng quail an were flned. The cases were brought by the sec retary of the State Audubon Soclety a part of #n actlve campaign for th protectlon of birds and are tho flrs j cases brought ln Charleston. REAPPOINTED POSTMASTER Wldovv of Genernl Longatreet Has Mad :in Excellcnt Offlelal. "WASHINGTOX, D. C, December 4. Postmaster-General Meyer announce to-day that the Presldent had reap polnted Mrs. Helen Longstreet, wldo^ of General Longstreet, as postmaster a Gainesvllle, Ga. Mr. Meyer said that she had bee recommended because of her excellen services. HIS G0OD CONDUCT Governor of WaKliingtoti Ttcfusen lle iiiiiNltlou for Ncw Jeraey Forcer. SEATTLK, WASH.. December 4. Governor Mead last nlght refused t honor the requlsltion of Governor For of New Jorsey, for the return lo Ne", Jeraey of Elhott Archer, alias Archl Carter, who ls wanted ln that Stat for trlal on seventeen Indlctmenti charglng forgory amountlng to $70,00( Counsel for Archer went before th Governor at the Arlington Hotel. an the Governor, after hearlng botn slde' told the New Jersey ofBclals that the would havo to produce moro evldenc to offset the uprlght conduct of Arche d slnce he had been a resident of thl t| State, for moro than seven year: Archer probably wlll be released tc day. Times-Dispatch Correspondents 'I'he conventlon of 'rimcn-niapatcli t'orreMiioiidcntN wlll be liuld nevl WediifHday uud Thursduy, Ueecni bor Uth uud 10th, ut Mumhy'H Hotel lu i hl.s I'lty. I'ruinliuni MpcukerM >vlll V iiildroNN the niembera of the IINKOI-tVltlllll. DUTGHlOW REIOY [ Naval Dcmonstration Is Undcr Way Against Ports of Vcnezuela. SIIORE BATTERIES BEAR1NG 0ft SHIPS Onc Battlcship and Two Cruisers Steam Within 3,000 Yards of Shorc and Another Battle ship Is Reported to Have Left Holland for Willemstad. WIM.F.MSTAD, December 4.? Havlng been unable to ob taln an amicable settlement of outstandlng differences with Venezuela, the Neth erlands governrnent haa begun a naval j demonstratlon off tho coast of tho J South Amerlcan republlc, and elnce Wedneaday veaaela flylng the Dutch flag have stcarned along the coast from Puerto Cabello to I.a Guayra, at a dls j tance of 3,000 yards from the shore. The battleshlp Jacob Van Hemskerk i and the cruisers Gelderland and Fries j land aro engaged ln the operatlon, I whlch, lt ls sald, wlli contlnug In detlnltcly. The Jacob Van Hemskerk arrlved here thls mornlng, brlnglng the above news. Two cruisers had pro ceeded to Maracalbo, it was stated, though the offlcers observed secrecy concernlng the movements of the vea sels. The Hemskerk wlll relleve tho j Gelderland at Maracalbo Monday. .">hore Guns l.eveled. With steam up ln all her bollera, the Hemskerk arrlved off La Guayra Wed nesday mornlng at 5 o'clock. As soon a:* the battleshlp was alghted all the iights ln the clty were extlngulshed. From the deck of the ship could be seen the guns ashore polnted toward the battleshlp, whlch was kept ready for action. The Hemskerk remalned but ono day off La Guayra, and yesterday pro ceeded up the coast, and passed be? tween the ahore and the small Sandy Islands ln the Bay of Puerto Cabello off the Clty of Puerto Cabello. The demonstration ls regarded as Indlcatlng that the preparatlons for an < f:-i tlve blockade of the Venezuelan coast, are complete. lt Is reported here that the Nethcr landa battleshlp de Ruijeter left Hol? land for thls port. TELLS OF COMPACT ?; Dnrl* to Shoot Himtln ln It.tiiru for ? .. J'olnoii. Saya Mr?. Rice. . I OMAHA, NEB., December 4.?The .'prosecutlon flnlshed Its case to-day ln the trlal of Charlea Davls. charged With the munler of Frederlck \V. Hus i tln. and the defense began Ita tefttl ?; mony ln Judge Sears branch of Criml ? nal Court. : j Mrs. Klce took up most of the after . , noon with her story of how Dr. Kustln ,1 told her of the plan to have Davls kill ,i him under promlse that the phvslcia'i j would furnlsh Davls with a "deadly ' poison with whlch to take hls own llfe. Mrs. Rice said that Dr. Rustln told ,lher that he had secured a man to klll him, and that she would not have to do the deed. She told of Dr. Rustln calling up a drug store to secure aca nite on the afternoon before hia death, j and the visit of Davis to the doctor'r. 1 office durlng the afternoon. The doctor ? ahowed her a bottle of poison, whlch, j he said, iie was preparing for Davls, who ln exchange for lt was to klll - Dr. Rustln. lj The poison was a mlxture of another ; jdrug with aconite. The wltness said - she trled to dlssuade Dr. Rustln from s'dying, but he declared that It must be i ; that nlght. She aw Rustln and Davls jitogether shortly after 9 o'clock, after | which Rustin Jolned her and told her j;hi5. plans were all made. Dr. Rustln 5i then left her for hls home. ? The State placed a number of wlt i I nesses on the stand durlng the after Jinoon to corroborate the testlmony of . | Mrs. Rice, and to flx the tlme of Dr. Rustlns movements and those of Davls durlng the evenlng preceding the death of the former. The defense introduced some testl? mony to dlsprove the tlme set by w<* nesses of the prosecution for events o' the nlght on whlch Dr. Rustlon was ahot and the case went over unttl to-morrow. DEAD AND INSANE *! No Name c?i IJook? Overlooked, and All Voted ln Chiengn. - CHTCAGO, ILL., December 4.?"The si ballots of men long resldents of other cities, the ballots of temporary ab senteea, the ballots of the insane and even of the dead were cast ln the prl mary election of last-August ln Chlcago. Repeaters. voting ln platoons, with the connlvance of wllfully unseeing judges and clerks of election, and fraud, ram" pant to an extent hltherto unknown ln Chlcago. rendored the resultant party nominations morally worthless." These and other atartllng allega tions were made by a report of tho speclal grand Jury. which, after sev eral weeks-of delvlng into the charges growlng out of Chicago's flrst prlma rles, and returning elghty-one indict ments against two score or ntore of politlelana and othQr persons, adjourned. The lnvestigatlon, owing to the physlcal llmltatlons, merely scratched the surface of the condltion, accordlng to tho report, and doubt Is expreased that there has been an honest city or general election ln Chlcago in years. The flndlngs of the Inquisitorial body characterize the primary election as a dlsgrace to the clty. Voting machlnes aro urgently advlsed as a step ln a remedial dlrectlon, and a wider appll catlon of clvil servlce.^ It ls stated that whlle the jury cannot afflrm that no frauds were perpetrated by clvll servlce employes, lt ls slgnificant that tho lnquisltora found none such. CAUCUS TO-DAY Chninii Clnrk, of MlMaourl, Wlll Suo eeed AVIIIIainit n? Mlnorlty I<ender, WASHINGTON. D. C, December 4.? Reprosentatlve Clayton to-day an nounced that the Demooratlc mem bers of the House wlll hold a cau eua to-morrow for the purpose of form Ingdta organlzatlon for tho comlng aea slon of Congreas. 'Mr. Clayton sald that Ropresentatlve Champ Clark. ol Mlasourl, would be elected loader of the mlnority iiarty, to aucceed John Shnn Wllliams, of Mlsalsslppl. "Mr. Clarli wlll have no oppoalfclon for the londor shlp," auld Mr. Clayton. "Mr. Clark |e the ranklng Domooratlc member of tlu House Ways and Moans Commlttee, anc has been tho moat actlve Interrogatoi at the tarlff hearlngs whlch the com? mlttee has been holding," !i!SH PRRISL FOR DEbDPBESIDEHT Notable Exercises Ileld in Memory of the Latc . Grover Clevcland. FORMER MEMBERS OF HIS CABINET SPEAK Ic Magnified His Exaltcd Posi tion and Did Nothing to IX* tract from Its Dignity in Judgment of the World, Says Former Vicc Presidenc NEW YOrtK, December 4.?Nota? ble exercl'aea ln memory of the late Grover Cleveland, forjnet Presldent of tho Unlted States, constltuted the featuro at the openlng se*aton ln thla clty to-day of the Assoclatlon of Llfe Insuranco Pres ldcnta, of whlch he had been chalr man durlng the year and a half be tween the tlme of Ita organlzatlon and hls death. The program lncluded addreaaea by Presldent Paul Morton, of the Eqult able Elfe Aasurance Soclety, and Dr. John H- Flnley, presldent of the Col? lege of the Clty of New York, and the readlng of letters whlch had been re celved from former Vlce-Presldent Adlal Stevenson and Governor Hoke Smlth and Hllary A. Herbert, membern of Mr. Cleveland's Cablnct. The meetlng was called "to order by Robert Lynn Cox, and Presldent Charles A. Peabody, of the Mutual Llfe Insurance Company, acted as chalr man. Paul Morton, presldent of the Equltable Llfe Aasurance Soclety, made the openlng address. John H. Flnley, presldent of the Col? lege of the Clty of New York. apokc of the splendld example of the lati Presldent Cleveland ln his publlc ant prlvate career. I.ettrra of trlbute to the late Presl dent by members of hls Cabinet wer< read. Governor Hoke Smlth, of Geor gla, aent one and Hllary A. Herbert Secretary of the Navy under Grovei Cleveland. sent another, both of whlcl were laudatory. Stevennon'n Trlbute. Adlal E. Stevenson. Vlce-Preslden durlng the' second term of tho lati Grover Clevcland, aent a letter, datei Bloomlngton, I1L, November lSth whlch, after glvlng e.xpresaloo of hl appreclatlon of the valuable pubit servicee of Mr. Cleveland, and of th losa the country' Kas sustalned in hl death, sald: "Cloaely associated wlth hlm durlm hls elght years of administratlon of th government, I had an excellent op portunlty of knowlng hls worth as , man and hls keen sense of responsl billty devolvlng upon him as the ln CUmbent of the great offlce. "Hlstory can truly say of hlm tha he magnlfled the exalted position t whlch he had been called. and did no thlng to detract from lts dlgnlty 1: the Judgment of hls countrymen an. of the world. "He was a devoted student of th sclence of government. He indulge in no hazardous experlments. Th pathway of the fathers was to htr that of safety and of wlsdom. Th Constltutlon of the Unlted States -wa ever 'the man of hls councll.' "The abllity and lofty statesmanshl of Mr. Cleveland are known to tho pub 11c; his patlent and conscientlous at tention to the detalls of the grea executive office ls known best to thos with whom he waa in officlal asso olatlon. "Ably and wlth fldelity he met ever; rerjuirement of the most exalted sta tion, and the record he haa Teft wll safely abide the sure test of tlme." JS'ot Gcnernlly I'nderatood. Judson Harmon, Governor-elect o Ohlo, who was. Attorney-General I President Cleveland's Cabinet, pald trlbute to the memory of Cleveland i a letler, in whlch he said he though Cleveland was the "least generall; known and understood of all our Pres idents." He descrlbed Mr. Cleveland's metho of work as laborious and patnstaklnj In a telegram, former Governor Frar cis, Secretary of the Interlor under M: Cleveland, spoke feellngly of the char acter and aer.vlcea of Mr. Cleveland. GIVES HIMSELF UP Edltor Siiya He*a Crnzy and Askn to H C'onflned ln Asylum. PEOR1A, ILL., December 4.?Josep O'Hearn, editor of .the Speaker, wa commltted to Bartonville asylum tc day by Judge Stenimons upon hls ow rtquest. O'Hearn rushed into th county judge's ehambers stutterin^ "Judge, I want to go to Bartonvllh I'm golng erazy, and lf I am not com mitted I'll klll BlUy McRoberts an then myself." O'Hearn's statement that he woul klll McRoberts, a former member c tho State Legislature, is taken llghtl by McRoberts. I.aat summer whll McRoberts was a candfdato for th nominatlon for the State attorno O'Hearn wrote an artlcle ln conhectlo wlth tho case whlch Jacob Nau brougl agatnst the Standard Oil Company. H charged McRoberts wlth havlng brlbe a juror?now dead?and then went t the offlce of tho candldate, offerlng t settle for a sum of money. McRobert took tho case before the grand ju>' after throwin<- tha editor downstair and when thatabody falled to return n indlctment agatnst tho editor he tc the matter drop, althouch O'Hearn ha evldently brooded over lt evor since. CRUISER FLOATED WIrelcsa Telearrani Sny? Vnnkee In 3Vo Il.-liK Tnivi'il to Newport. NEWPORT, R. I., December 4.?Tl Unlted States crulser Yankee, whlc has been aground on Hen and Chlcket Shoals, ln Buzzard's Bay, for the la; ten woeks. has been floatog and hi startod to New Bedford, ln tow, accon lng to a wlreless message recelved i the naval statlon here to-ntght fro her commander, Charles C. Marah. Tl Yankee wlll undergo mlnor ropalrs i New Bedford, after which lt la plannc that sho wlll proceed under her o\\ steam to the New York Navy Yard f< a comploto overhaullng. WEATHER. Showars. SUPERSTITION IS SE OF DEIJT General Simon Would Not Entcr Port-au-Princc on Friday. WILL MAKE PEACEFUL ENTRY INTO THE CITY He Is Popular With Lower Classes, Wliilc Others Would Have Prcfcrrcd Man More Rcfined, but Are Re signed?General Fir min Gocs to Capital. PORT-AU-PRINCE. December 4.? General Simon with his army ls at the gates of Port-au-Prlnco, only awaiting the morrow to en ter the capital trlumphantly at the head of hla 6,000 men. Had lt not been that to-day was Friday?a day that to superHtltioua Haytlans ls one of 111 omen?the flfteen mlles separat ing them from the capital would have proved no obstacle, and to-nlght the vlctorlous revolutlonlsts would hava been wtthln the clty. The delegation sent out from Fort au-Prlnce yesterday met General Simon to-day at Carrefour, where he 1ft lodged at the villa Monrepaa, a flno house bullt by ex-Fresldent Hlppolyte. The general assured the delegates hls men would make a peaceful entry lnto Poit-au-Prlnce. Populnr With Lower Clnnnen. Among the lower classes General Simon la very popular. The better classes would have preferred a man more retlned than he for the presl dency. They are resigned, however, to accepting General Simon. General Leconte, formor mlnlster of tho Interlor, wlll embark at St. Thomas, D. W. I., on a French mall ateamer to morrow, and proceed to Cape Haytlen. where he wlll land Sunday. General Flrmln Is on board the steamer Vlr glnla, bound from St. Thomas for Port au-Prlnce by way of Klngston. General Jules Colcou, milltary chlef of Port-au-Prlnco, to-day took refugo ln a semlnary. Threatenlng groups stood ln front of the buildlng, but soon were dtspersed. The clty of Port-au-Prlnce ls tran qull. FORGERY IS CHARGED Brokrr BIdilNon Must Prove Sli Hun dred One Tkousnnd Dollar Hiniil-. NEW YORK, December 4.?Acting oi lnformation supplied by Monte(lor< Myers, who waa brought here fron Plttsburg, charged with grand larceny the dlstrlct attorney's offlce caused thi arrest to-day of Samuel M. Biddlson a broker, on a charge of forgery li the flrst degree. Biddlson is charge* with forging 600 $1,000 bonda of thi Central Coal, Lumber and Constructloi Company, a Dlstrlct of Columbla cor poratlon. Biddlson ls the man whi caused the arrest of Myers on a chargi of stealing flve of thesc bonds. When Blddlson's case came up li court to-day, Davld W. Carvalho, tes tlfylng as a handwrltlng expert, sal< that he had examlned three of thi bonds and found that the signature: on them had been forged, and that li hls oplnlon they were forged by Bld dlson, whose handwrltlng he had ex amined. There was also admltted ai atlldavlt from King & Co., litliogra phers, declaring that ln Aprll, 1908, Bld dlson had ordered from them about 601 bonds of the Central Coal, Lumber aiie Construetlon Company, for $1,0)0 each and with coupons attached. An adjournment was granted in Bld dison's request. He was held ln $10,00i batl for a further hearing, and com mltted ln default of securlty. UNDERC0NTROL Greot Flre ln Porllnnd nid Hnlf a Mll llon Dollars' DnnuiKC PORTl-AND, ME.. December 4.?Aftei the ftremen believed they liad brought under control the fire whlch destroyec two of the eight docks of the Grand Trunk Rallway here early to-day, th< flames, whlch had communlcated to tht Domlnlon I.lne ateamer Cornlshman broke out with renewed vigor, and be foro they were subdued they caused r damage estimated at about $200,000 t< the vessel and her cargo. Otllcials ol the Grand Trunk Company stated that the total loss caused by the fire ap proxlmated l.alf a milllon dollars. To-nlght the flre was thought to be thoroughly under control, and the steamer was ln no danger of slnklng The Cornlshman was to have aalled foi Llverpool to-morrow. ?-? GREAT MEETING Southern Commcrclnl ConRrcM Wll Brlugr Together About Two TlioiiHnnd. WASHINGTON, D. C December 4.? G. Grosvenor Dnwe, chairman of thi commlttee of arrangements of thi Southern Commerclal congress T)ecem ber "th and Rth, arrlved ln Washlng ton to-day. He says: "Thls congrcs to Interpret the resources of the Soutl Is shaplng up flnely. The dlsplay o mapa and dlagrams of speclal South ern features Wlll pover many hundre. of square feet." Indlcattona by telegraph are that th attendanco from Southern States wll run over 2,000. Tho congress mergu with the National Rlvers and Harhor Congress on the 9th. Prestdent Roose velt and Presldent-Elect Taft wlll ad dresa the membors of the congress a tho conservatlon mass-meetlng Tuee day afterneion. IMPR0VE R0ADS SouthenMern Rood ConsrreBs Urge Itepreaentotlvea to Prea'a Leglslutlou. ATLANTA, GA., December 4.?Th Southeastern Road Congresa conclude. Its buslnesa at a prolonged aesslon Frl day mornlng with the adoptlon of reso lutlons urglng the Senatora and Rep resentativea ln Congresa from th Southeastern States to pross to a suo cessful consummatlon legtslatlon com mlttlng the Unlted States govern/Vn to a cleflnlte j)lan of road Improveiyeni EXACTS HEAVY T0LL Arknnana Rlver Yeaterdny Ucatroye lOleht lluiiNi-N iii 1'lne liluil. PIN1S BrAJFK, ARIC, Docehiber 4. Seven frame dweUlnga and a two-stor bualneaa bul'ellng waa the toli exacte to-day by tho enoroachliig watera Q the awollen Arkanaaa Uivi'i-. Tonlgh tho rlver la alowly rlslng uud the wato la gradually undermlhlng another dlki whlch wlll probably crumble before ta morrow. CHURCH AND LABOR Retatlon of Tmi I* One That Shnuld ynt iie ruciiored. Pinr.AHKI.I'inA, PA., December 4.? A Olear eonccptlon of what tho Fed ai tl Councll of the churchea of Chrlat In Amorlca hopea to accompllsh through church unlty was conveyed through < lic aotlona of tha bndy. ln sesslon here to-dayi In adoptlng reaolutlona plactng Itaelf on record as fatorlng actlvo uiirk ln the Intereat or the laborlng man and nrganlzed labor, and also urglng a better dlstrtbutlon of clmrches and the home oilaaionary workera, Rev. Charles Stelzle, of New York, superlntencient of the Depnrtment of Church and Labor of the Prcabytorlan Church. declared that the relation of the laborlng man to the churches was one that dared not be Ignored. He Bald that toplcs must be lntroduced to lnterest. tho worklngman In the church and keep hlm away from soclalism. Ho declared that soclalism had takon the lead from the churches In taking up the ilght for advancement in behalf of labor. and placed hithaelf on record as favoring organlzed labor. No matter what the evlls of the labor organlzatlons, he sald, they were neo eaaary ln protectlng the worklng men agalnst organlzed capitnl. "Thla," he aald, "ls the common raan'fl cra. The laborlng man la go lng on to victory. and ho ls belng lel by the Soclalists." "Rev. A. J. McKelway. of New Or leans, secretary for the Southorn States of the Natlonal Chlld Labor Commlssion, declared that tho greatest ahame of the country was chlld labor, and that the greateat Bhame of the church ls Its disregnrd of this indus trlal and soclal problem. The resolutlon of the commlttee on the "church and modern Industry" was adopted, recommendlng the abolitlon of chlld labor; the regulation of the work of women so as to protect the physl cal and moral health of eommunlties; the auppre88lon of the "sweating aye tem"; the protection of the worker from dnngerous machlnery; a reasor ? able redUctlon of the houra of labor to the lowest practlrable polnt; a llvlr.g wagn as a mlnimum ln every Industry, and for the hlgheat wagn that each In? dustry can afford ond niany other rnnt tera of reform as affectlng the worK ingmen. M'CARREN WINS Adniliiftt.r* CnmhinK Illow to the Opponents of HIm Leadershlp. NEW YORK, December 4.?Senatot Patrlck H. McCarren acored hls flna' point to-nlght in his flght for leader ship of the Klnga county Democracy when he was once more elected chalr man of the county commlttee by th< executlve commlttee at lts annua meetlng. The Isaue in McCarren'j favor was settled by a vote of 22 to I on a resolutlon requlring McCarren t< retlre from the leadershlp and appoln a commttteo of five to namo t person under whoae leadershlp the party ln Klngs county mlght pnc< more be unlfied. An important inci dent of the evening waa the reslgna tion as district leader of Mlchael E Butler. who declared that he coule not and wculd not "contlnue ln activi sympathy wlth a pollcy of dlaaater, :mi under leadershlp In confllct wlth every thlng I belleve to be Demooratlc." Butler was looked upon by the Mc CarrenStes as McCarren's natural suc cessor In case the opposltion shoul. galn the ascendency. NOTHING IN THEM Storlen of Xnrrow i:?nipc? of thi I'reildcnt Are Prononneed f'anurds. W'ASHINGTON, D. C, December 4. Recent newspaper stories, connectlni Ihe President wlth narrow eacape: from accldents by belng run down b' nutomoblles, messenger boys. and late a tire englne, havo resulted In th. giving out at the YV'hfte Hcuise of ai offlcial statement characterlzing th. stories as "pure inventlons." Th. statement says: "The receni storle given out that the Presldent had ha< a narrow eacape from accident, firs wlth an antomobile and now wlth i fire englne. are purely Inventlons. Si far as the Presldent ls awnre, no auto moblle ever came near hlm. If lt dli the Presldent did not notlco lt. Now as for the fire englne matter, the whol story ls absurd, and tho newspaper are slmply belng Imposed upon. Th Presldent's carriage was drawn U] agalnst the curb on one side of Nev Hampahlre Avenue, whlch ls broad and whlch at the tlme was deserted The fire englne was agalnst the curl on the other side of the street and i half a block dlstant when the fire en glne horses fell. The fire englne coub not have hlt the Presldent's carriag If lt had tried." TO REARREST THEM Xlght IUdera, Siicce?sful ln Habea Corpua, Wlll Be Tnken Up. UNION CITY, TENN., December 4. Carrylng out the mnndate of Judg Matthews of the Circult court of Da vidson county, aeven of the cight al leged nlght rlders who had been con flned ln the jall at Nashville wer formally glven lnto tho cuatody of th sheriff of thls county thls afternoor and wlll he conftned in the Jall her untll released on bond. The State authorltles have arrange for tholr immediate rearrest on ne\ lndlctments, oharglng compllclty ln th lynchlng of Captaln Rankln at Wnlnu Uog. The men returned are Tnra an Gnrrett .Tohnson, Boh Eee, Sam Apple whlte, Llfe Cloar, Boh Huffman an Roy Ransom. The other man. Jess Carter, was too ill to be removed froi the Davldson county prlaon, To-rnor row * a number of addltlnnal lndict ments wlll probahly bo returned. FAVORS STATEHOOD Stw Mttxlco nnd Arlaotin Are Agnl Kuo.Klng for AdtnlsNlou. HOT SPRINGS. VA.i December 4. Governor Curry, of New Mexlco, lai the clalm of that Terrltory for statt hood beforo Preatdont-elect Taft tc day, and rocolved the assurance thr Mr, Taft ls heartlly ln favor of th proposltlon. Governor Curry told Mr. Taft the Presldent Rooaevolt was to mako strong roeommendation for tho passay of atatehood bllls for both New Mes Ico and Arlzona at the comlng shoi sosslon of Congress. Mr. Taft ws askod to uso hls Influenco for the su< cess of tlils program. Thls Mr. Tai sald he would do ln any manner tlu mlght be conslstent with hls preset unofflclal atatua. Tobncro Apportioned. CINCINNATI, OHIO, December 4. Probably tho closlng transaction In tl bltter contost whlch for two years hl been waged by tho burloy tobaceo li terosts agalnst the so-called tobaci trust took place to-day, when repn suntatlves of independent tobaceo fai torlea ln all parts of the country m here to apportion the tobaceo aecurt by the Independent Tobai'co Mauufu. turers' As.soclatlon from the Bqulty &< clety. l'\<i!-,dU(oii Grnnted. SACRAMENTO, CAI,? December 4. Qovernor Olllott to-day authorlzed tl axtrtidltlon of Homer Haslan, wantt in North Carollna on a charge of grati laroeny. Huatart ls under arrest s Freano, Cal. C. 4 0, GIVES UP FIGHTIN REBATE CASES Pleads Guilty in United States District Court and Is Fined $9,000. JOHNSTON FOLLOWS AND MUST PAY $4,500 Warner Moore and Company Will Be Tried Next May?Attorney Marble's Visit to Washing ton Followed by Confer ences in Which Agree ment Is Reached. "The aolo nbjeet of thla proceed Iiik, Includlng the benrlnR before COmmlaaloner I.niir, lum been to vln dlfiile the Iimv ngnliiMt dlierlmlnn tlon, Thla objeet ha> been full> nchleved. i have had an unpiennant dttty, whlch I have utteiupted to perform with dlllgencc nud flrm lll'NM. "I nm very glnd that my tnnk la flnlHheil, ihhI alnoerely hope thnt the reanlta will be to the adrnntnge of Hlehmond nnd \ Iriiiuin by helplng to plnce nll li? peoplo on an equnlity In the luuttiT of rnllrond charge*. "It In proper to ndd thnt the man. HKement of the < Iheaapeake nnd Ohlo Railway Company l? componed of hlgh- mlndcd gvntlemen, who nre lu-lil ln lilgh csteeni by the membera of the Intomtntc Commerce Commta Hlon."?lohn H. Marble, attorney for the Interstate Commerce Commla slon. UNDER a compromlse verdlct rendered yesterday ln the Unlted States Dlstrlct Court, the Chesapcake and Ohlo Rail? way Company was flned $9,000. or $1,000 ln cach of the nlne counts of an Indlctment, charglng vlolatlons of the Interstate Commerce act ln grant lng rebates. W. R. Johnston & Co., lndlcted for receivlng rebates from the corporatlon, pleaded guilty to fout of nlne counts, and a flno of $4,500 waa imposed. The declslon concludes the proceedlngB agalnst those flned. The hearlng of the Indlctment agalnst Warner Moore & Co., charged with re? ceivlng rebates, was postponed untll the May term of court. Tho court'a declslon, ln the varlous cases, followeef conferences between attorneys on elther side, the court'a posltion belng sanctloned by tho Department of Jus tlce and tho Interstate Commerco Commlsslon. GovcrUment APproven Verdlct. Attorney John H. Marble, of tho commlsslon, returned to the clty from Washington yesterday noon, and lt waa followlng hls return that the confer? ences, whlch resulted ln the dlsposal of the cases, were held. Mr. Marble left for Washington after the acqulttal of A. P. Gilbert, assiatant general freight agent, of the Chesapeake and Ohio, Thuraday afternoon. The os tenalble purpoae of hia trlp was to ob tain sanction for the move made yes? terday. The trial of Warner Moore & Co. la the only matter now pending as a re sult of the searching Investlgatlon made by the government, through ngents of tho Interstate Commerco Commlsslon. In the case of W. R. Johntrton, the government entered a nolle proaequl as to flve counts, and Johnston plead to the remalnlng four, tho understandlng belng that upon those four counts he should be fined $1,000 on each of three counts and $1,500 on the fourth count. Mr. Johnston's counsel stated to tho court, ln agreeing to thls courao, that whlle no proof had been oftered ln tho Gilbert trlal showlng that Mr. Johnston knew how the concesslons were belng obtalned?in fact, that the govornment's wltness had denled Mr. Johnston's knowledge of tho trans actiona?yet, as the statute was very broad and strlct as to one's responal blllty for the acts of one'a agent, he had determlned to adopt thla course. Tevhuicnlly Guilty. Mr. Hlll Carter pleaded guilty for tho Chesapeake and Ohio in saying that he and hls collcagues felt that tho road was technically guilty, though ottlclals of the corporatlon felt that tho questlon of gullt waa a very gravo one, as the shipmenta mentloned ln the numerous counts were made on orders which were bogus on thelr face. The understandlng ln the cuso of the Chesapeake and Ohio Company was that the minlmum flne of $1,000 waa to be imposed ln each of tho nlno counts, and that a second indlctment, which includes four counts, and whlch arlses from shipmenta alloged to have beeu fraudulently made by Warner Moore & Co? was to bo nolle proaequted. Judge Lewls, as dlstrlct attorney, consented to the Ilnes as Imposed by tho court. DecUlou n Surprlae. The declslon came as a surprlae even to tho attorneys In the case, as not unttl a fow mlnutes before lt was ren dorod dld they know that Judge Wad dlll would consent to sit. The court adjourned yesterday mornlng untll to day at 10 o'clock, and not untll Mr, Marble returned, with hia instructlona from tho Department of Justtce and the Interstate Commerce Commiaslon, could any atop be taken. Govorument'a Vletory. "Tho verdlcts as rendered are a vic tory for tho government." said one Interested in tho prosecutlon, "and tha fact that Mr. Gilbert was acqultted does not In any way indlcate that the other cases were not fully made out l" I from tho very sturt." '^?l Tha stutemont of the gove.rnmont':r |2'( attorneys is that they dld not thlnlr from the .flrst that a convlctlon would result from tho trlal of tha acouaedj oiliclal, as ln such caaes, when a cor? poratlon was lhible, lt wii3 alwaya very hifhoult to place tho blame? on any ln divldual. It la belng dlscuased ln, rallroaet circles, and among attorneys and bua Iness men, whether or not the Chc-a npetike and Ohlo, ln addltton to 'p?y? Ing its flno, wlll bu called upon to